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Wyoming High School News

To submit news, or if you are a member of the media, contact Suzy Henke, Director of Communications, at 513-206-7015 or henkes@wyomingcityschools.org.

 

10 Wyoming High School seniors named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

10 Wyoming High School seniors named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. They are (front row) Benjamin Halsted, Cole Hutchins, Radu Pavel, Nicholas Zidarescu, Anya Kirsch, (back row) Katy Vanatsky, Grace Hitt, Dagny McCullumsmith, Catherine Miller, and Isabel Coyle.

 

Ten (10) members of the Wyoming High School Class of 2019 have been recognized as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. Isabel Coyle, Benjamin Halsted, Grace Hitt, Cole Hutchins, Anya Kirsch, Dagny McCullumsmith, Catherine Miller, Radu Pavel, Katy Vanatsky, and Nicholas Zidarescu have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for having among the highest PSAT scores in the state of Ohio.

More than 1.6 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

Nationwide, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) named approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million to be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

To become a finalist, the semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2019 will be announced beginning in April. Scholarship recipients will join some 338,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

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Karen Bare to be Wyoming High School Interim Principal for 2018-19 school year

Karen Bare

Karen Bare will be Wyoming’s Interim High School Principal for the 2018-19 school year. Ms. Bare served as the Interim Principal of Indian Hill High School for the 2016-17 school year. Previously, Ms. Bare has been an Assistant Principal of Sycamore High School and a High School Social Studies Teacher with Sycamore Community Schools, New Hanover County Schools, Rose Local Schools, and Fairfield City Schools.

Upon the appointment of Wyoming High School Principal Dr. Ashley Whitely to Assistant Superintendent, the position of Wyoming High School Principal was posted and an interview committee was assembled. After careful consideration, the district decided to fill the position with an Interim Principal for the 2018-19 school year and conduct a more time-intensive and thorough search than was possible at that time of year.

“To ensure we have the best possible permanent candidate for this important role, we will be conducting a wider search and re-posting the open position in November,” said Superintendent Dr. Susan Lang.

The interview committee will reconvene in the fall with all members planning to return. The high school principal interview committee includes community members, teachers, and administrators.

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Wyoming High School Principal search begins

The search for the next Wyoming High School Principal has begun. Upon the appointment of Dr. Ashley Whitely to Assistant Superintendent, the position of Wyoming High School Principal was posted and an interview committee was assembled. After careful consideration, the district has decided to fill the position with an Interim Principal for the 2018-19 school year and conduct a more time-intensive and thorough search than was possible at this point in the school year.

"To ensure we have the best possible candidate for this important role, we will be conducting a wider search and re-posting the open position in November," said Superintendent Dr. Susan Lang.

The district is working toward approving an Interim Principal at the June 25 Regular Board Meeting of the Wyoming City Schools Board of Education.

The interview committee will reconvene in the fall with all members planning to return. The high school principal interview committee includes community members, teachers, and administrators.